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Hesitation phenomena [was Re: disfluencies]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, December 14, 2001, 19:07
Quoting Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> >> From Nicole: > >>>obconlang: does anyone have conlang equivilents to hesitation space > >>>fillers like 'uh' or 'um'? > > In Kash it would be /e/ 'er.., umm...' or possibly /a/ 'oh...', or > /na/ 'well...'; if you need even more time to hesistate, /ena/
Degaspregos had <ai>, which I invented for the sake of having a metrical "um" in poetry. (Yes, I wrote bad poetry in Degaspregos.) ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers